Crooked Chicago

Crooked Media and Swing Left are introducing Friends of the Pod to their closest Swing Districts as part of the new Pod Save America tour.

Swing Left is building a movement to take back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. More than 300,000 people have already signed up to support the Democratic nominees in those races in 65 Swing Districts across the country.

You can help, too:

Donate to defeat Peter Roskam in IL-06 (Elgin, Palatine, Wheaton)

Donate to defend Democrat Brad Schneider in IL-10 (Buffalo Grove, Waukegan, Wheeling)

Donate to defeat Mike Bost in IL-12 (Belleville, East St. Louis, O’Fallon)


Why These Districts?

The closest Swing Districts to Chicago are IL-06 and IL-12, which are Republican-held, and IL-10, where Swing Left is working to protect the seat of the Democratic incumbent.

In Illinois’ sixth, Republican incumbent Peter Roskam won reelection by 64,964 votes (18.4%). But Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 7 points in this district, making this a competitive race. In 2016, Republican Mike Bost won IL-12 by only 45,730 votes (14.6%). He’s sided with Trump on every major issue, from the Muslim ban to healthcare. Meanwhile, Democrat Brad Schneider (IL-10) pulled off a narrow victory against Republican incumbent Bob Dold in the 2016 election, beating him 52.6 to 47.4. In office, he’s proven to be a critical buffer against Republican rule.

Learn more with our District Primers for IL-06, IL-10, and IL-12. Sign up with our District Teams in IL-06, IL-10, and IL-12 to get emails with more actionable ways to help.


How You Can Flip the House!

Attend a house party or voter contact event near you:


Serious about taking back the House? Click here and learn how to become a Swing Left fundraiser.